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Old 19-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb

1 to change the light bulb

1 to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"

.. another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy"

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped

111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

6 that flame them for not using the Search feature

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

16 posts of two forum members that are exclusively talking to each other only about lightbulbs and what they did that weekend

24 posts of telling them to take it to PM's

1 moderator that comes in and says something about doing it wrong and that everyone who disagrees gets a warning

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
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Old 19-01-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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and 1 to say you now need to get your circuit checked by a competant electrician due to new EU directives

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thats coooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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Old 19-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #3
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is it lightbulb or light bulb tho?
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Old 19-01-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
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neither its a lamp LOL
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Old 19-01-2005, 06:46 PM   #5
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are you sure?
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Old 19-01-2005, 06:51 PM   #6
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are eco friendly ones better, I use them but they give off a more dull yellowy glow.
I'll get my coat

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Old 19-01-2005, 07:04 PM   #7
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@SLY
them ones your on about last 3 times longer than usual LAMPS

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yes i'm sure as im from the industry LOL
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Old 19-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #8
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Charlie you forgot the 1 post telling you to smother it in Bepanthane , wrap it in clong film & it'll be all better in the morning !
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Old 19-01-2005, 08:22 PM   #9
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I'm sure there would be a few strayers posting about torches and headlights
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